Monday, January 4, 2010

Cardkeepers Recipe Book

Check out this super COOL new arrival at Stamper's Dream....Cardkeeper Album Kits! You can use them to store just about anything.....A2-sized greeting cards, recipe cards, photos, etc.



I wanted to make a recipe book for my Mom in her kitchen colors (hunter green, ivory, and beige with some burgundy). I altered the covers and the Maya Road What's Cookin' Mini Chipboard pieces with some Life Stories DP Collection 2 DP. I used my chipboard pieces, Spellbinders circle dies, JustRite Decorative Wide Border, Cookin' Up Memories set, and some Prism Sage Dark to make a "place setting" on the cover.

Now...here's my FAVORITE part about these Album Kits. I've mentioned in other posts how I like to put my recipe cards in clear protectors so they don't get messy splatters while I'm cooking. Well, these kits include sleeves! Michelle also has the Cardkeeper Sleeves in her store that you can purchase separately if you'd like to have extras on hand. Have to say, these sleeves by Cardkeepers are MUCH better quality than the ones I've been using in my old binder. They're thicker and won't "tear" while you're flipping through the cards. This book I made for my Mom has a total of 15 sheet protectors in it.....and there's room for LOTS more!



Here are the recipe cards. I made five of each color. The Cookin' Up Memories images are stamped in Versamagic Olive Chalk Ink.



Thanks for stopping by today!

27 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh....that is too stinkin' cute! I LOVE the front cover you made with the altered Maya Road chipboard pieces and the JustRite 2" borders. Genius...pure genius! And the cards with the Cookbookin' set and that gorgeous paper is fabulous. AWESOME JOB, my friend. Absolutely awesome!!!

Dawn B. said...

I LOVE this Denise..I have been working on recipes for my daughters..No one cooks like mom when you're in college.. Your mom is going to love this..The chipboard is awesome..Great colors too...

Dawn Easton said...

Denise! This is AWESOME GIRL! Seriously, you are brilliant! LOVE LOVE LOVE how you decorated the front to look like a place setting! Your Mom is going to ♥ this book! Fantastic my friend!

LeAnne said...

This is very sweet, Denise...what a great creation! What a nice wedding shower gift this could make!!! I love those stamps, too! What cute images.

Rose Ann said...

This is so very beautiful, Denise!! Love your chipboard pieces, pretty patterned paper, and lace!!

Steph K (booga3) said...

This is awesome, Denise! I totally love this idea for a recipe book (been looking for some sturdy holder)!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Girl, you completely knocked my socks off with this!!! That adorable place setting is AMAZING!! it looks like a lacey tablecloth with that crocheted lace, and OH THAT STITCHING! Just look at you go with that new Janome!! Fabulous work Denise!!!

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness Denise...what an absolutely awesome idea! I love that the recipes can be protected too! Your mom must love this!
Beautiful work!
Christine

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

AWESOME gift Denise!! Your Mom is going to flip for this!! Off to check out the cardkeepers!

Annie said...

goodness, this is really nice! I like the plastic sleeves. CUTE!

Joseline said...

Oh, Denise...these came out just perfect!!! I love it!!

Sue from Oregon said...

I am sure your Mama will LOVE this!

Denise said...

Love it! What a great idea. Love the colors you chose for this.

Aloha & Hugs,
Denise

Susan (rainy) said...

This is wonderful, Denise! I love this album... and the sleeves included. Fabulous project!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Denise,what BEAUTIFUL,i love your papers and details.
So gorgeous colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

chercroppin said...

Good mornin' Denise! Your mom is going to love this! I (years ago) started an 8 1/2 x 11 recipe book for my daughter, and your recipe cards have really inspired me to do some more pages for her : )

Cindy Haffner said...

Wonderful idea Denise, so cute.

Barbara said...

This is just awesome, Denise!!! And such a handy format for recipe cards!!!

Lori said...

WOW!!!! This is so cool and purdy!!!!

Wendy said...

WOW Denise, this is awesome! Awesome papers & such a cute layout! I'm sure your mom will LOVE this! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a wonderful and thoughtful gift

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a fabulous idea and you've done an amazing job decorating it all!!!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Love this! I need to make one for my mom. :-)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

FABULOUS project Denise!! Your mom will treasure this for sure!!

dpkennedy said...

SUPER!

Teri M said...

Lovely Cards!

BlackJackReptiles said...

Where did you get the sheet protectors?